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Second Annual Rainbow Walk at OAES June 5

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Second Annual Rainbow Walk at OAES June 5
Posted on 06/04/2019
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Ocean Avenue Elementary School students are inviting the community to join the school’s Civil Rights Team on Wednesday, June 5, in celebrating the repainting of the school’s rainbow-colored crosswalk. The crosswalk serves as a statement of the school’s embrace of diversity and its commitment to tolerance. 

The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the school, located at 150 Ocean Avenue. After a community Rainbow Walk takes place, a large heart-shaped group photo will follow.

OAES’ Civil Rights Team led the effort to create the crosswalk, which was inaugurated in June 2018. The team says the multicolored crosswalk “honors our diversity and represents our belief that everyone is equal and should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, religion, ability, gender, and sexual orientation.”

After news coverage of the crosswalk last year, OAES received calls from schools in Maine and elsewhere that were inspired to consider creating their own crosswalks.
OAES Second Annual Rainbow Walk invite